Linwood Dunn Theater
The Academy was proud to present, in collaboration with the Mary Pickford Foundation, two recently restored films of the silent era, Get Your Man (1927) and The Blazing Trail (1921).
Clara Bow, the original “It Girl,” was at the height of her fame when she starred in Get Your Man. The 1927 Paramount comedy directed by Dorothy Arzner, one of the few female directors in Hollywood at the time, has had a 35mm print restored by the Library of Congress with missing scenes replaced by stills from the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.
The Blazing Trail, a drama starring Mary Philbin, has been preserved from a 35mm nitrate print by the Academy Film Archive. The source material for The Blazing Trail restoration was a 1927 rerelease in honor of Mary Philbin’s birthday which includes a brief introduction, a short shot of Mary, and two previews of her upcoming films (Love Me and the World is Mine and Surrender), though she is best remembered as the female lead of The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
The Academy and the Mary Pickford Foundation embarked on a multiyear partnership in 2012 to promote the legacy of Mary Pickford and the silent film era. The partnership includes an annual silent film screening, The Mary Pickford Foundation Celebration of Silent Film, silent film preservation initiatives and the digitization of components of the Academy’s Mary Pickford Collection. The Mary Pickford Foundation is a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.